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We show that the space of all binary Huffman codes for a finite alphabet defines a lattice, ordered by the imbalance of the code trees. Representing code trees as path-length sequences, we show that the imbalance ordering is closely related to a majorization ordering on real-valued sequences that correspond to discrete probability density functions.(More)
We present a straightforward linear algebraic model of greed, based only on extensions of classical majorization and convexity theory. This gives an alternative to other models of greedy-solvable problems such as matroids, greedoids, submodular functions, etc., and it is able to express established examples of greedy-solvable optimization problems that they(More)
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